The TSX continued its upward trend, gaining 72 points, helped by
healthcare and resource stocks. The benchmark index was at
15,189.98 in mid-afternoon trading, having touched another session
high of 15,193.62.
Healthcare stocks remained the most notable advancer, up 2.39%,
boosted by Tekmira Pharmaceuticals (TKM.TO) that further added to
its strong gains after U.S. regulators partially lifted a hold on
its experimental Ebola drug. Also, miners and energy were up 1.05%
and 1.61%, respectively, tracking copper and crude
. Commodities seemed to have benefited from the worsening crisis in
Iraq and from upbeat Chinese trade data showing a surplus.
On the other side of the fence, info tech was down by 0.35%
after narrowing its early losses. Financials slipped 0.24%, and
telecom fell 0.32%.
More than 174 million shares have changed hands so far. Crocotta
Energy (CTA.TO) was the most actively traded.
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